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Bluestem Brasserie

One Yerba Buena Ln. (Market St.) Send to Phone
Modern American brasserie with a versatile menu and outdoor seating.
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Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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Bluestem Brasserie Restaurant Review

: Chef Jeffrey Banker (Baker & Banker) helms this FiDi cornerstone, where a whole-animal focus really pays off with charcuterie, salumi and an "inquire about cuts" model ensuring the best of the days’ butchery. The chop of apple-fed pork may be the best of that breed we’ve had: moist throughout and artfully complemented with pickled beets, crisp-finished spätzle and golden beet-horseradish purée. The aforementioned charcuterie --- duck rillettes, prosciutto, blood and tongue sausage, truffled duck liver mousse, pig head terrine --- also weave their way into menu items such as black truffle cavatelli with shaved duck prosciutto, English peas and morels. There are also marrow bones and tartare. The Brasserie burger, made from grass-fed beef and served with sheep’s milk cheese, chimichurri aïoli and endive slaw on a house-made cornbread bun, blends disparate flavors and textures together beautifully, with cheese and sauce combining for a runny lushness. Desserts show similar creativity: don't miss the peanut butter cheesecake on a brioche crust with a crumbling of candied bacon. Wines are sourced primarily from Napa and Sonoma with 12 available on tap. Though tucked away on Yerba Buena Lane, the restaurant is majestic, with soaring ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, a 45-seat mezzanine and 30-seat deck.

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